Corona Global Report: India overtakes UK, now 4th worst-hit country

As the number of COVID-19 cases climbs up towards the 8 million mark with over 7.5 million confirmed cases already, India has now made it to the list of worst-affected countries and secured the fourth position.

On Thursday, India saw the highest single-day spike of 10,956 cases and 396 deaths. Situation in Maharashtra is currently the worst with around 97,000 cases with Tamil Nadu and Delhi not trailing far behind.

According to the Health Ministry, India’s recovery rate stood at 49.47 per cent on Friday morning as 1,47,195 people have recovered.

The situation across the globe has also worsened as the US reported over 900 deaths in the last 24 hours. Brazil overtook United States in COVID related fatalities with 1,239 deaths.

Here’s a look at the nation-wise tally of top 10 countries affected by SARS-CoV-2.

S.No Name of the country Total






Deaths Active Cases
1. United States 2,023,347 540,292 113,820 1,369,235
2. Brazil 802,828 429,965 40,919 331,944
3. Russia 510,761 268,862 6,705 235,194
4. India 297,535 147,195 8,498 141,842
5. United Kingdom 292,860 1,278 41,364 250,218
6. Spain 242,707 150,376 27,136 65,195
7. Italy 236,142 171,338 34,167 30,637
8. Peru 214,788 102,429 6,088 106,271
9. France 192,493 72,269 29,349 90,875
10. Germany 186,805 171,507 8,776 6,522


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Amongst the top 10 countries affected due to COVID, Germany and Italy have the maximum recovery rate. On Thursday, 555 fresh cases were reported in Germany while Italy reported 202 new cases.

The World Health Organisation has warned that the pandemic in Africa is “accelerating” and community transmission has begun in more than half of Africa’s 54 countries.

*The data is taken from John Hopkins University| Coronavirus resource centre.

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